This is an analysis of the poem Two Veterans that begins with:

Side by side near the road they stand
Like grave old men grown wise with years,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abaabccdD ebeeXffaa ghgghiidD
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 9,9,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11110111 11111100 100100101 10010101 101101 11101111 11101111 1111001001 111101101 1110100111 1110111 1110100101 1001001101 1101101 11110101 010100111 110101101 1110010101 111100111 110101110 11110111 11101101 1101001 10100110111 0110100101 1111100101 111101101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 361
  • Average number of words per stanza: 66
  • Amount of lines: 27
  • Average number of symbols per line: 39 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, to are repeated.

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  • summary of Two Veterans;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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